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to the war zone and shedding older planes to make way future new ones. with nearly 555 aircraft the u.s. air force is getting older and smaller and a time when its missions are expanding. general schwartz, welcome to the show. >> good morning. >> so let's start off >>> so let's start off with combat operations in iraq. they've been going down with great fanfare this week and afghanistan the operation is increasing. historically, the air force has gotten busier what is the load and the pace on the air force right now? >> we will have about 6,000 or so people less in iraq. and we have come down about 9,000 in afghanistan. and we have increased our presentation at the about the thousand plus level. so we've had a balance. weave cocome down in iraq and we've come up some in afghanistan. and the tempo is about the same. with respect to iraq, the primary purpose for our involvement going forward will be to offer protection to the 50,000 or so u.s. forces which remain to offer support to our iraqi allies and very importantly to offer the training for our partner and iraqi air force that we're worki
condition is the u.s. long range strike system -- what is the condition of that system? >> to tell you the truth, the top of our report is about sustaining our strategic advantage in long range strike for the next 30 years. the fact of the matter is we have some aging systems that are increasingly less capable against the kinds of defenses that we see our military competitors developing. >> for example? >> for example, we have about 162 bombers, about 140 of those are what we call combat coded, able to go to war. of those, only about 12 or 13 of our b-2's are ready at any given oint to penetrate air defenses. those b-2's plus handful of cruise missiles and standsoff weapons constitute what this nation has for striking deep into adversary countries -- that are fielding some pretty advanced integrated air defense systems. >> most of our fascination is with short range systems, obviously joint strike fighter is the leading program the military will be buying to revitalize the tack tactical air forces. what forces will the future need for the future? >> we think csba has a number of people
in flames. they'll join us live in a studio for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september for an exclusive interview this thursday morning, september 16th, 2010 captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to you. another beautiful day here. hope it is lovely where you are waking up this morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, everybody. >> a lot to get to this morning. we'll take a look, too, in the broadcast at pope's visit to the uk, arriving there today, really a controversial visit for a number of reasons but also speaking out more about the alleged sex abuse within the catholic church, really making some of his most pointed comments saying the church failed to act decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who rape and molest children that, understandably getting attention. >>> one of the other stories we'll talk about this morning, the search for kyron horman, continues in the pacific northwest although the county where the search is centered, they spent more than a million dollars on this search and basically came out yesterday and said, we can't sp
're in ocean city with the latest on conditions and preparations for that storm. scott, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, just like howard, the emergency managers at ocean city's emergency operations center are watching the forecast carefully. they're going to take a look at the midday forecast in a 1:00 meeting today and likely at the meeting they will make decisions here at ocean city along maryland's coast about whether or not to ratchet up the level of preparedness. right now they're preparing for the worst and hope for the best, as howard was just suggest, the stormtrack looks like it will be taken off the coast but the cone of indecision in those forecasts does cover ocean city so they are going to prepare for that today. right now, they're talking about the possibility of tropical storm force wind for a period of time on friday. some big sur of and maybe 2 or 3 inches of rain. they're hoping the storm will be moving very quickly and that will minimize the chance of serious beach erosion. one of the big problems they dealt with here last weekend with hurricane danielle, several
is telling me. >> perhaps the better thing will be to watch us instead getting information from your mom. the key here is paying attention in the next 24 hours if indeed you do have plans to head out to one of the local beaches this labor day weekend because as we know from this past weekend those rip currents can be very dangerous and very deadly when you have waves of this size farther out in the ocean. back to you, peggy. >> thanks so much, kristen. you can keep track of earl and any other tropical systems that develop by logging onto wusa9.com. click on weather to download our free hurricane tracker. >>> police in amsterdam are questioning two possible terror suspects after airline security discovered they packed some bizarre travel items, but the u.s. does not believe this was a dry run for a possible attack. a passenger on a united airlines' flight used his cell phone to record dutch police arresting the two. the men triggered a security scare after they found suspicious items in his bag. inside seven cell phones, one bound to a bottle of pepto- bismol. >> anytime anybody's got a
obama's pointman on u.s. education secretary arne duncan. yesterday he said he was a big fan of rhee and thought her leadership was still needed as chancellor of dc's public schools. he's also said he has reached out to both prix and gray to see if he could help to strike a deal between the two. that's kind of what's been going on the past few days. duncan has said he may be speaking with one or bowe of them before -- both of them before the meeting and gray is getting pressure on the other side. it was the dc teachers union who really wanted -- they were big supporters of gray and they want him to fire rhee because she of course fired 266 teachers lassock due to budget reasons. he is getting hit on both sides on this one. >>> today, six months after it was passed by congress, some of the first parts of the health care reform package goes in to affect. -- speaking yesterday in falls church, virginia, president obama said these measures will make health care more affordable. >> you have some basic measures of protection in interacting with the health care system, which means you are n
the east coast. dave price is live on the scene and will tell us where it's headed and when it may hit. >>> turning the page. in a prime time address, president obama says now that u.s. combat operations in iraq are over, it's time to move on and put the focus back on our home soil. >> our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who lost their jobs back to work. >> we'll hear from both sides of the aisles in interviews with vice president biden and senator john mccain. >>> and the battle ahead. legendary actor michael douglas opens up to david letterman about his fight with cancer. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it's about an eight-week struggle. >> why douglas is optimistic he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, september 1, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. morning to the folks outside. good crowd out there already on the corner of a59th and 5th. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. a lot of energy at the top of the hour
end? >> good question, senator. what's the exit strategy on afghanistan? 1,201 u.s. soldiers have died in afghanistan over the last nine years. as of july so far in 2010 alone. >> question, does president obama have an exit strategy for afghanistan? pat buchanan? >> he does not. they are moving away from the mid 2011 deadline from the beginning of withdrawal of troops to show we are committed for a longer period of time. john, the problem is, we can't win the war with the forces we have in there. everybody knows it. however, the country is divided. the administration is divided. they don't want to lose this war and have the taliban execute. they don't want to keep bleeding the country either. they have a real problem in this sense. the liberal ring of the democratic party is moving away from the administration and there's a small antiwar conservative movement that is growing in the media and on capitol hill. so we are coming to a head in december when they had the december review of afghanistan. >> eleanor. >> i don't think they are working away from the july 2011 to begin exi
gesture. he called on the u.s. to respond by releasing eight iranians he says are held illegally. >> translator: the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> the case further complicated matters between tehran and washington. relations were already strained over the country's nuclear program. just this summer, the u.n. security council imposed toughest sanctions yet on the country but he downplayed impact. >> translator: we do take sanctions seriously, but taking it seriously is different from believing that they are effective. >> the iranian president is expected to face strong opposition in the u.s. his arrival sparked one protest near central park sunday, with several more planned throughout the week. as for whether that meeting with ahmadinejad will happen, the mothers say they are still waiting for word. terrell, back to you. >> and hopeful, certainly. tara mergenemergener, thank you much. >>> the ruptured bp oil well in the gulf that led to the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history is spermnantly capped. over the weekend workers filled it with cement. 206 m
, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, so the virginia border, but it is still too early to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to inches of rain. in st. croix, heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore boats from their docks. in st. kitts, heavy surf ran this coast guard boat aground. high winds damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, blocking roads. the next population in the hurricane's pat
real soon as kristen's been telling us. in seven minutes we'll get a live report from naghead. you can track earl and other hurricanes the home page at wusa9.com. >>> police barricade situation in walkersville, maryland is over. the man inside the home is being checked out of the hospital. the standoff ended just after midnight over seven hours after it began. officers entered the room where the man was held up. they found himlying in a bathroom in need of medical assistance. it all started yesterday evening when maryland state police received a call about a man threatening himself and others. >>> new this morning the secretary of defense is in iraq in, robert gates is there meeting with u.s. troops about their new role. it comes hours after president obama addressed the nation. he said our combat role in iraq is over. >> the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. we have sent our young men and women to make enormous sacrifices in iraq. and spent vast resources abroad at a time of tight budgets at home. >> the president said he spo
or three times. i keep my blinds closed all day. i keep my blinds on my balcony closed. i'm not used to living that way. i don't like to have to do that. >> a flyer has our phone numbers. a young black male. >> okay. >> anywhere from 18-20s? >> reporter: at sunset, montgomery county police officers blanketed the neighborhood trying to unearth clues that could lead to the man who robbed these residents of their peace of mind. >> it just might be something and it might be the tip we need. >> reporter: the composite sketches may be different, but the descriptions are the same. the suspect is black, 17-25 years old, 5'7" to 5'10" with a slim build and no facial hair. in each attack he's crept into an apartment through an open ground floor window. in june, he raped a 68-year-old woman. this month it's believed he raped again. right across the street. assaulting an 86-year-old. >> every day you get up and you think you've heard everything. but you hear something like this and you realize there are some really crazy people out there. it's terrible. it's just terrible. >> investigators belie
that in mind. for us, going to be in the mid- 90s today with south winds 5 to 10. 79 at 9:00. 92 at noon and 92 at 5:00. and the air quality is unhealthy. angie? >> hope you're off to a wonderful wednesday. good morning, so great to see. let's talk about what we're doing with early on. just construction. no major incidents or accidents to tell you about. if you're traveling 95 going southbound at 216 you're going to want to watch for it. should be clearing in the next half hour. that's the same situation going northbound near powder mill. let's take it over to 270 in the local lanes. that's where we're going to want to watch for it near falls road and that's going southbound. in virginia 66, overall okay on. coming out of manassas making your way inside the belt away. 395 heading northbound. no problem. drivers moving at a good pace. making their way past the duke exit. and before this we're tracking 95 and so far so good. we're still looking at about that one hour drive to get out of fredericksburg continuing towards the springfield interchange. back to you. >>> we've been talking about ea
. the labor story richard roth has for us this morning comes from germany where a bmw plant has a somewhat different approach to its aging work force. >> reporter: auto maker bmw, it amounts to a race against time. it's not just the boomer and the beamer who is getting older. the people who build these cars are aging too. but the first step toward maintaining productivity, could it be a new pair of shoes? >> the response i've been receiving is, wow, it's so simple but it seems to work. >> reporter: later this sunday morning, a closer look at how bmw's growing older efficiently. >> osgood: the end of summer vacation marks the beginning of the new season for theaters, museums, concert halls, movies and on tv. it's television where we begin our annual fall preview with jeff green field we'll get real about reality tv. >> playboy, here we could come. >> reporter: from california's orange county to the new jersey shore. real people are taking over the tube. for better? >> what's the real deal here. >> reporter: or maybe for worse. >> the producers and casting directors have figured out that we
used by some regional trains in virginia, specifically the routes for the tide water area which take riders to new port news and hampton roads area. down load our free hurricane tracker at wusa9.com. click on weather. >>> investors on wall street enjoy a triple dig rally while british petroleum continues the efforts to try to clean up its image. that's coming up. >>> welcome back. no problems traveling from the eastern shore to washington but we have early morning tieups to tell you about in maryland. i will have that coming up. >>> it is time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning. wall street just enjoyed a pretty terrific day here's alison harmelin with a look at the business headlines. >> reporter: investors will be looking for more gains after kicking off september with a triple-digit rally. surprisingly strong manufacturing fret helped to fuel the buying spree. the dow jones industrial average jumped 2 a 5 points. the nasdaq gained 83. apple is premiering a smaller, less expensive version of the apple tv. the 99 there's device will allow viewers to rent movies and t
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